Steph (normandie_m) wrote,

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Persepolis, etc.

Looking forward to the little break in the middle of the week. I don't care much for the Ekka at all, but I am always thankful for a public holiday. Huzzah!

Persepolis was a delight, I have to say. I'm a bit of a sucker for animated movies (currently wondering who I can rope into seeing WALL-E with me when it comes out here), and I really loved Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels. This was an excellent adaptation of her story, and I wasn't surprised since she directed it herself. Obviously what was covered in a two volume graphic novel couldn't all be included in a ninety minute film, but most of her story made it in there, and coupled with the soundtrack and voice actors, turned out beautifully. IMDb has a nationwide release date for the film of the 21st of August, so I might go and see it again and persuade mum to come along.

Happily ran into some old school friends having a drink after the screening too, so I ended up having a later night than I expected, but I didn't mind. Considering I feel like I'm in social exile at the moment because of the thesis and work, it was good to actually see people and chat about non-work and non-thesis related stuff. Good to have a drink while at it too, for that matter.

As for the thesis, I'm still feeling rather challenged by the history of scholarship/methodology section. The wealth of material is a little overwhelming, and I'm finding it a little hard to find stuff that specifically relates to my area of study. Rick has suggested I just go for the big picture though and talk about the sources I'm using, without forgetting that it should relate to my study. If that makes any sense to any of you dear readers.

A strange thing that made me worried when I was uni on Thursday though: a huge number of computers had pop-ups on their screens about some sort of worm that the anti-virus had found. I was concerned it would infect my USB, but nothing's happened, touch wood. I don't even want to think about what would happen if the USB died or if the files were wiped off it. I'd probably have a coronary. Which reminds me, I'd better back up the files now. *clicks update button*

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